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Caedmon's Curse

(The Golden Key Chronicles #3)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  51 reviews
The two years Prince Caedmon suffered in the dungeons of Seviere’s keep left him with more than just lash marks lacing his back. He now retains the secret behind the key, and is the only one who understands its grim connection to his beloved Rowena. Torn between telling her the truth and risking their future, he agrees to join her perilous quest. But their enemies to the n ...more
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Published January 9th 2014 by HarperImpulseUK
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No matter how much you read, or what genre is your favorite, there will always be an author that just delivers magic, pure romantic magic. A. J. Nuest is THAT kind of author. Caedmon’s Curse continues an action-packed, romantic series of novellas that will carry you away from this world and put you right in the middle of the world magic, mirrors, love and deceit. Looking for romantic tension? Its here, between Rowena and Caedmon, who, in spite of Rowena’s memory loss, proves that love is stronge ...more
Sarah Grimm
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I don’t write many reviews because I can never seem to get my thoughts in order or write something more meaningful than ‘I loved it’. But…

This is a fabulous third installment in the Golden Key Chronicles. I truly believe that fantasy romance is where Ms. Nuest’s voice lies. These stories are so well written, I experience everything as if I were right there with Rowena. I won’t give away any plot secrets as I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this one, but it’s just as good or better than the
Dixie Brown
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Don't plan to breathe when you start this book. There's no time.
Honestly, if there were more than 5 stars, I would give them to Caedmon's Curse and the whole Golden Key Chronicles. So well written, the story flows seamlessly from one danger to the next. The romance between Caedmon and Rowena is sexy, honest, and fresh. Rowena is a heroine anyone would want on their side, and Caedmon...well, he's to-die-for! Together, their relationship is as perfect as the story. This series is absolutely astoni
I received this book from the author in exchange for a honest review.

I want to thank the author for letting me read and review this series. I really appreciate it.

Another exciting installment in The Golden Key Chronicles. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

Story: This book picks up where the last ended. Rowena is on a journey to Castle Seviere to retrieve the key. If you remember in the last book, she overheard Prince Caedmon and Fandorn surmising that the key is tied to her memori
Love Reading Romance
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rowena has escaped the castle and the dangers that lay within, only to find that beyond the castle walls lie more threats than she could have imagined. She's also yet to escape Caedmon's grasp, but perhaps that is not such a bad thing. The two journey together, reconnecting in more ways than one, as Rowena seeks the key to unlock her memories.

I absolutely adored the first two in this series, with Rowena’s Key being one of my favorite romance reads of 2013, so I had high hopes (read: desperate cr
Alisha Tarran
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
The two years Prince Caedmon spent suffering in the dungeons of Seviere's keep at the hands of a wizard, left him with plenty of scars marring his back. But it also left him with the knowledge of the secret behind the key, with Rowena's memories of the past lost, he is the only one who understands the grim connection between the key and his love.

Rowena leaves the castle on her quest, but Caedmon catches up to her easily. He is torn between telling her the truth and risking their future, but agr
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely my favorite in the series (at least so far)! I was sucked into this magical story and literally stayed up way to late to finish it because I simply could not put it down.

It was gripping, action packed, emotional, and super steamy!

To start, I love our characters. Rowena and Caedmon have most definitely grown on me. Rowena is still her feisty, but strong self, and I'm so glad to see her develop this way. Caedmon has remained true to his swoon-worthy self. As a pair, they ar
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on: http://lauraslittlebookblog.blogspot....

The third instalment of The Golden Key Chronicles has got to be the best yet! Finally Rowena has seen sense, without wanting to give anything away I just love AJ Nuest way of writing steamy fantasy romance.

Rowena is definitely a woman I aspire to be, she's so strong and independent and can definitely look after herself and has grown into her character from the first in the series. You can't help but like her. And Caedmon *sigh* I wis
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you follow my blog, you will know how much I love AJ Nuest’s The Golden Key Chronicles. Caedmon’s Curse is the third part in this series. Sadly, there is only one more instalment to follow after this one. I could read at least another ten parts in this series – it’s that brilliant!

Caedmon’s Curse is probably my most favourite part so far (after reading the first two parts, I didn’t even know I could love this third part even more…).

Rowena’s and Caedmon’s relationship is tested to the extreme
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness the first two books were brilliant but this one just blows your mind, just when you think you've got it worked out how Rowena & Prince Caedmon are going to make their life together A J Neust throws in one of the biggest most unexpected twists to the story you just don't see coming.

Can Braedric's twisted hatred for his half brother get any worse, can Rowena ever really settle into this unwelcoming world or will she forever be lost in time & an outcast. Will Prince Caedmon ever fin
Hopelessly Hooked on Books
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Release date is here so here is my 5 star review!!! Love ya AJ!!!!!

If I thought the first two books were great, this book is by far my n my favorite of the 3(but I'm thinking #4 will be by far my favorite ;)

Caedmon was not about to let his "beloved" out there in the "wilderness" by herself to fight off Seviere's men. Rowena is a true fighter and definitely can take care of herself, but Caedmon was a great help.
"If you must go, then I would see you go having learned the best defense available."
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a rush! This novella is action packed and suspenseful with enough romance to make your heart soar. The illustrative language that Nuest uses paints a beautiful picture for the reader. It is so easy to get lost in this world alongside the characters. Nuest develops everything to its fullest, without losing the action of the story in descriptions. The entire story is in perfect balance.

The stark contrast between the two main characters is absolutely breathtaking. It’s also completely comical
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I rated both Book 1 and 2 with 4 stars each, to give myself room to find my favorite installment in the series...I think Caedmon's Curse is it!

Rowena and Caedmon reunite and journey into the forbidden Black Forest to escape Braedric's assassins, and then on to Seviere's kingdom to search for the Key...

I really liked the new creatures and mythology introduced in this novella, and there are some bad-ass fight scenes to turn up the action. There's plenty of steamy action too, lol! While Rowena and
Broken Bird Media
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Caedmon's Curse left me out of breath in many ways. The fight scenes are vividly and flawlessly written and the same goes for every other moment in the book. There is more fantasy in this book than the first two. With Dreggs, a magical pool and an evil wizard unleashing 'some bad-ass mojo' it is non stop action. And by action, I also mean there is a super hot love scene that was sweet, sexy and even made me laugh a little. #3 is my favorite out of A.J.'s Golden Key Chronicles so far! With only o ...more
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was blessed with a gifted copy of this book and I think so far, this one is my favorite! I will not put any spoilers on here as I know it hasn't been released yet, but I will say this book is hot, hot, HOT!!! So hot, I really wish I wasn't single. I can't wait to read the final installment of this series as I am sure I will love it as well.
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think I read this one in record time!
Book 3 is very fast paced, lots of action, and will keep you on the edge of your seat biting your fingernails in anticipation of turning the page!
Fabulous series!
Wendy Jones
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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The third book in the series, Caedmon's Curse really delivers. Back is the romance and with it the passion. Action and adventure abound throughout and another twist at the end keeps the story going. Great writing.
Jo Hughes
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow wow, loved this, review will be released later this week.
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit this isn't my normal kind of read but i totally loved it the lore tales are beautifully written and i can't wait to read book 4, i would recommend this series to everyone!
Kristin Bowker
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loving this series, this was the best one yet. Onto the next one!
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Warning - May contain Spoilers* This book 3 in the series, and they do need to be read in order.

This has only been the 3rd book EVER to make me cry. The first one was Bambi (but that doesn't count b/c I was only 6), the second was book 3 in the Darkangel series, and this one. I don't lie about this stuff b/c I don't really get emotional with this kind of thing. So yeah, I'm serious...

After Rowena defeats almost all of the guard in an attempt to earn her freedom and the impending fight-off betwe
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Here I am again, with the third instalment in The Golden Key Chronicles buzzing around my head. I need to first say a huge thank you to the fabulous author, +AJ Nuest for sending me a copy of Caedmon's Curse in return for an honest review. +AJ Nuest, you have no idea of the spell that you have put me under with your magical series. I am now absolutely obsessed with the gorgeous Rowena, the hunk Prince Caedmon, and their journey together to
Mishel Forte
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Having now completed the entire series I must say Caedmon’s Curse is my favorite! Although you may start reading out of order, I’d recommend starting this series with book one, Rowena’s Key, to fully appreciate what has happened until now. The romance aspect of the overall story slowed down a bit in the previous installment but I’m happy to report that AJ Nuest definitely turned up the heat! It is equal parts realistic, modern, and oh-so-dreamy. Fantasy elements truly take flight with the introd ...more
Laura of Lurking
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Originally reviewed on LauraofLurking

I received a copy of The Golden Key Chronicles from the author in return for an unbiased review. At the author's request I will read and review each novella separately, followed by an overview.

Strong language: Yes
Drugs: No
Violence: Yes
Sexual content: Yes

Caedmon's curse starts two days after the last book ended, with Rowena showing off her survival skills as she seems in her element, finally away from the aristocracy that held her down so long. Soon however we
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Now that is more like it! I enjoyed the previous books in this series, but I really really really enjoyed this one (obvious emphasis on the really...just want to make sure you didn't miss that)!

The story picks up where the second book stops. Rowena desperately wants to leave the castle and so she does. However, the prince is not far behind. I absolutely love the beginning of this book. It is completely adorable. I'm a sucker for a man who can tell a good bedtime story, and I enjoyed the princes
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the strong third leg of the series and it leaped into action with a bang. The last story left me invigorated from the action, but stonewalled when Rowena's memory loss and her harsh treatment at the castle left her mistakenly running as fast as she could away from Caedmon. I've enjoyed the rise and fall of the story along with new clues to the shadowy and intriguing threat against Rowena and Caedmon with each new segment and this one was no exception. And yes, like the rest, this portion ...more
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely Loved this series originally I was only going to read the first book but there was no way I could have stopped there!!!!

I Loved Rowena she is my kind of girl, Strong, Bright and Bubbly the shrewd Antique's Dealer is unsuspecting that she is in fact the Sorceress and magic Key holder linked to saving the Mystical Kingdom of Prince Caedmon Austiere, but just one look at each other and it's more then kingdom's that are at stake.

I loved this series it is a fabulous mystical tale of corr
Jane Hunt
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it

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'Caedmon's Curse' is the third in The Golden Key Chronicles series; this is a fast paced fantasy romance full of sensual tension, larger than life characters and page turning action.

I haven't read the second in the series 'Candra's Freedom' but this no way spoiled my enjoyment. Caedmon and Rowena's delightfully witty dialogue effortlessly fills in significant past events as they battle with their enemies and their magnetic at
Suze Lavender
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rowena has fled the castle and Caedmon stays by her side to help her stay ahead of the numerous hostile assassins of the enemy that are after her. The golden key will bring back Rowena's memories. She needs to retrieve it, so she will know who she was before she stepped through the mirror. Even though Caedmon thinks it's too dangerous he will do anything to help her. When the enemy almost kills him, Rowena agrees that they should take a time out, but it isn't a permanent one. Fortunately they fi ...more
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I have previously read Rowena's Key and Candra's Freedom which were both excellent books. I couldn't wait to jump back into Rowena and Caedmon's world.

This book begins with Rowena travelling to Seivere to regain her lost memories. Then along comes Prince Caedmon. Rowena is determined no to return to Austiere, she thinks that Caedmon will force her to return and end her quest. However he surprises her by joining her. The two make the treac
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Multi-published, award winning author, AJ Nuest resides in a small farming community in NW Indiana. A wife, mother and freelance editor, she shares her home with a variety of spoiled-rotten pets. She and the cat are currently vying for dictatorship.

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